Call to Collaborate by Ilifa Labantwana | Your Child is a Somebody(Updated Version)

Ilifa Labantwana is seeking expressions of interest from organisations wishing to participate in a process of identifying and developing a workable social franchising model for the replication and scaling up of Early Childhood Development (ECD) in South Africa.

Ilifa and its donor partners (the DG Murray Trust, ELMA Philanthropies and UBS Optimus) have been exploring the possibility of using a “social franchising” model to increase access to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) services and support in South Africa. Towards this end, we have conducted research and stakeholder consultation around the applicability of the social franchising approach to ECD provision in South Africa.

We believe that a successful social franchising model could potentially change the way ECD services are rolled out in South Africa, to the benefit of millions of vulnerable South African children, their families and communities, and the country as a whole. What we need to do now is to pool our collective resources, information, experience and expertise to meet the challenge we face. Our goal is to collectively imagine an ideal system of ECD services and support for South Africa, and to envision and implement a comprehensive and continuous programme of ECD provision, across a variety of delivery modes and a range of age groups.

For the first stage of this process, we are seeking to collaborate with organisations who are willing to contribute insights and information about the “package” of ECD services and support that they currently offer. We want you to become part of a collective of ECD thought leaders who will pool their knowledge and jointly curate a powerful resource that we can all have access to. From there, we aim to create a social franchising framework whereby all participants are able to use the full gamut of services, support and infrastructure we develop, under their own brand.

Deadline for submissions: 19 September 2013

Click here for the PDF of the complete document (updated) and FORMAT FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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